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#1890184 - 05/02/12 10:29 PM OT: you think *you* have recital anxiety?...
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...then just consider Grand Piano, an upcoming indie thriller staring Elijah Woods (Lord of the Rings) as a concert pianist who suffers from stage fright and is returning to the stage after five years. But just before he begins his comeback concert, he receives the message that if he misses a single note, both he and his wife will be shot. I kid you not. Woods describes the film as "Hitchcockian". Sounds potentially awesome.

http://insidemovies.ew.com/2012/05/02/elijah-wood-grand-piano/


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#1890188 - 05/02/12 10:33 PM Re: OT: you think *you* have recital anxiety?... [Re: beet31425]
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Originally Posted By: beet31425
....he receives the message that if he misses a single note, both he and his wife will be shot....

Nothing specified about tempo? ha

I would have played at the rate of about one note an hour. You don't have to miss any notes if you do that, even under anxiety of death to yourself and loved ones. grin

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#1890192 - 05/02/12 10:35 PM Re: OT: you think *you* have recital anxiety?... [Re: beet31425]
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Hahahaha!!!! THAT PLOT. I will definitely see that.
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#1890195 - 05/02/12 10:39 PM Re: OT: you think *you* have recital anxiety?... [Re: beet31425]
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Thanks for the heads up on Grand Piano. Sounds a bit anxiety producing, but I guess that's the intent, right?
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#1890196 - 05/02/12 10:39 PM Re: OT: you think *you* have recital anxiety?... [Re: beet31425]
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I hope his recital consists of Cage's 4:33 and Kreisler's "Easy Piece."

EDIT: Oh, it's Rach 3? Don't you only hear a few of the bazillion notes throughout that piece anyway?

EDIT 2: Make fun of me, but I'm only NOW realizing how awful of a plot that is...


Edited by Orange Soda King (05/02/12 10:40 PM)

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#1890206 - 05/02/12 10:50 PM Re: OT: you think *you* have recital anxiety?... [Re: Orange Soda King]
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Originally Posted By: Orange Soda King
EDIT: Oh, it's Rach 3?...

That's what I thought at first, but now I think the EW article was just making up that part. (They called that first paragraph an "overdramatization" of the Hollywood Reporter article, which article didn't actually mention that concerto.) Just a reminder of the place "Rach 3" occupies in popular culture, thanks entirely to Shine.

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#1890253 - 05/03/12 12:57 AM Re: OT: you think *you* have recital anxiety?... [Re: beet31425]
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Originally Posted By: beet31425
...then just consider Grand Piano, an upcoming indie thriller staring Elijah Woods (Lord of the Rings) as a concert pianist who suffers from stage fright and is returning to the stage after five years. But just before he begins his comeback concert, he receives the message that if he misses a single note, both he and his wife will be shot. I kid you not. Woods describes the film as "Hitchcockian". Sounds potentially awesome.

http://insidemovies.ew.com/2012/05/02/elijah-wood-grand-piano/

-Jason


Sounds potentially idiotic beyond belief!
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#1890256 - 05/03/12 01:02 AM Re: OT: you think *you* have recital anxiety?... [Re: BruceD]
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It made me laugh out loud.
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#1890257 - 05/03/12 01:03 AM Re: OT: you think *you* have recital anxiety?... [Re: BruceD]
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Originally Posted By: beet31425
...then just consider Grand Piano, an upcoming indie thriller staring Elijah Woods (Lord of the Rings) as a concert pianist who suffers from stage fright and is returning to the stage after five years. But just before he begins his comeback concert, he receives the message that if he misses a single note, both he and his wife will be shot. I kid you not. Woods describes the film as "Hitchcockian". Sounds potentially awesome.

http://insidemovies.ew.com/2012/05/02/elijah-wood-grand-piano/

-Jason


Sounds potentially idiotic beyond belief!


Both of our statements are true. It has the potential to be awesome; it has the potential to be idiotic.

But I trust that you will not be breaking your 21 year movie-nongoing streak with Grand Piano. smile

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#1890285 - 05/03/12 03:33 AM Re: OT: you think *you* have recital anxiety?... [Re: beet31425]
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Sounds like something out of the old "House Of Horror/House Of Mystery/Tales From The Crypt" comics I read as a kid (one of the benefits of having an older brother, he brought home other ones like "The Haunted Tank" too).


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#1890292 - 05/03/12 04:43 AM Re: OT: you think *you* have recital anxiety?... [Re: beet31425]
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Originally Posted By: beet31425
Originally Posted By: Orange Soda King
EDIT: Oh, it's Rach 3?...

That's what I thought at first, but now I think the EW article was just making up that part. (They called that first paragraph an "overdramatization" of the Hollywood Reporter article, which article didn't actually mention that concerto.) Just a reminder of the place "Rach 3" occupies in popular culture, thanks entirely to Shine.

-J


Let's hope if it is Rach 3 that David Helfgott isn't used for the film soundtrack ......for obvious reasons.


Edited by Sir Monty Golfear (05/03/12 04:47 AM)
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#1890723 - 05/03/12 09:05 PM Re: OT: you think *you* have recital anxiety?... [Re: beet31425]
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#1890733 - 05/03/12 09:19 PM Re: OT: you think *you* have recital anxiety?... [Re: Mark_C]
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Originally Posted By: Mark_C
Originally Posted By: beet31425
....he receives the message that if he misses a single note, both he and his wife will be shot....

Nothing specified about tempo? ha

I would have played at the rate of about one note an hour. You don't have to miss any notes if you do that, even under anxiety of death to yourself and loved ones. grin


Russian piano teachers have a saying (more like a joke), when you don't really have a piece under your fingers then you play it "Slow and sad." (Supposedly it is much funnier in Russian.)
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#1890740 - 05/03/12 09:40 PM Re: OT: you think *you* have recital anxiety?... [Re: fingerspitzngefuhl]
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Originally Posted By: fingerspitzngefuhl
Sounds like something out of the old "House Of Horror/House Of Mystery/Tales From The Crypt" comics I read as a kid (one of the benefits of having an older brother, he brought home other ones like "The Haunted Tank" too).


I hope it's more like Die Hard, and the pianist brings his side-arm to the stage and places it on the audience side of the piano where the hankie usually goes. Then, to make sure he gets his point across, improvises significant portions of the piece.
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#1890769 - 05/03/12 10:27 PM Re: OT: you think *you* have recital anxiety?... [Re: DameMyra]
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Originally Posted By: Mark_C
Originally Posted By: beet31425
....he receives the message that if he misses a single note, both he and his wife will be shot....
Nothing specified about tempo? ha
I would have played at the rate of about one note an hour. You don't have to miss any notes if you do that, even under anxiety of death to yourself and loved ones. grin
Russian piano teachers have a saying (more like a joke), when you don't really have a piece under your fingers then you play it "Slow and sad." (Supposedly it is much funnier in Russian.)

It's already funny enough in English! thumb

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#1890930 - 05/04/12 08:25 AM Re: OT: you think *you* have recital anxiety?... [Re: beet31425]
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I don't know, somehow it reminds me of "The Scream" (you know, the questions the psychopath asked on the phone, and if you got them wrong you were dead).
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#1891081 - 05/04/12 12:44 PM Re: OT: you think *you* have recital anxiety?... [Re: ChopinAddict]
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I don't know, somehow it reminds me of "The Scream" (you know, the questions the psychopath asked on the phone, and if you got them wrong you were dead).


Strange, I was thinking of Edvard Munch and $120,000,000..... grin
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#1891098 - 05/04/12 01:07 PM Re: OT: you think *you* have recital anxiety?... [Re: bennevis]
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I don't know, somehow it reminds me of "The Scream" (you know, the questions the psychopath asked on the phone, and if you got them wrong you were dead).
Strange, I was thinking of Edvard Munch and $120,000,000..... grin

me2 -- exactly. smile

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#1891166 - 05/04/12 03:08 PM Re: OT: you think *you* have recital anxiety?... [Re: beet31425]
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Somehow I get the feeling that there will be more than a few tight shots of Woods' face dripping with sweat.....
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#1891400 - 05/04/12 09:57 PM Re: OT: you think *you* have recital anxiety?... [Re: beet31425]
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